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Daily cosmobite: the best telescopes site 1

Australia’s largest optical telescope, the Anglo-Australian Telescope at Siding Spring Observatory.Astronomers using large research telescopes need locations away from bright lights so that the sky is dark. They also want few nights ruined by cloud and the air above the telescope still so that there is little blurring of the image. So what is the world’s best site? Answer Saturday.

Australia’s largest optical telescope, the Anglo-Australian Telescope at Siding Spring Observatory. Picture Nick Lomb

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